A Fletcher Building business will next week open a huge new cement bulk storage and distribution centre.
Auckland City Mayor John Banks is due to open Golden Bay Cement’s $45 million Auckland plant at Eastport on Wednesday.
The centre is on the corner of Tooley St and Plumer St on the waterfront and includes a 2700m2 cement silo.
An 816sq m service centre for loading and dispatching trucks has also been developed, enabling cement to be distributed directly to the region and where it will arrive either by barge or boat from Golden Bay’s plant at Whangarei.
The 6000sq m leasehold site, owned by the Ports of Auckland, is at the eastern end of the port handling facilities off Quay St and allows the cement distributor and manufacturer deep-water port access to Auckland, its single biggest market.
For more than 50 years, Golden Bay has leased land at the Tank Farm on Wynyard Point.